plays Akbar, a comedy actor whose ambition has outgrown the role that has
made him famous and well-known. His driving goal is to move into more
artistically challenging work; he models himself on Charlie Chaplin.
agent, looking at the prospect of a drastically reduced cut of the star's
earnings, is trying to fend off these ambitions. At home, Akbar's wife is
frantic to provide him with a child. In fact, she is so determined that Akbar should have a child that, since she appears to be sterile, she has arranged for him to marry a deaf-mute gypsy girl.
In one humorous scene, Akbar gets caught in a traffic jam and his fellow "jamees," on seeing him, are convinced that they are extras in one of his movies